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Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2018

Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2018
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SKU: 18 CF

About This Wine

On the nose: Coffee grinds, Rainier cherries, hints of ivy, wet clay, cotton candy, pencil leads, toasted white bread, orange peels, juicy strawberries, paprika

On the palate: Fresh juicy entrance, great balance, concentration, freshly-cracked black pepper, pomegranate, cassis, coconut shaving, pork roast, raspberry, thyme, finishing with a hint of roasted red pepper

Wine Profile

Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Fermentation: 60% barrel fermented, 40% stainless steel tank fermented

Aging: 20 months in French oak, 75% new, 25% 1-year-old barrels

Vintage Notes: 

Dubbed a “Winemaker’s Dream Vintage” the 2018 growing season in Napa saw cooler than average temperatures throughout Spring and Summer. With saturated grounds from winter rains, vines coming out of dormancy had plenty of water supply for healthy bud-breaks, which with the exception of a slightly delayed Sauvignon Blanc, occurred on time in late March through early April. Precipitation of 0.6” in April had no impact on vines and another 0.3” in early May did not negatively affect bloom. On the contrary – it probably resulted in higher yields as cluster sizes in general came in larger than average. We think 2018 is superior and will be THE best vintage for Napa Valley ever.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %
15.2

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